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faith. >> right on. >> that's all for now. i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, thank you for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com until two years ago, when my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly. found their local deli. a few shortcuts. and a neighborhood hangout. but there's one thing they miss. their beloved hometown team. so i asked citi -- how many thankyou points it would take to give them something special. their old seats, 5 and 6, row c. [ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it. right now at 11:00, politics gets personal. for the second time in weeks, an oakland city council member is the victim of a crime. plus, the investigation tonight after police discover
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bomb-making materials at a home in danville. and the success of your children is priceless, but would you actually pay them to do well in school? the results of a school where kids earn up to $100 for good grades. the news starts right now. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. crime of course is one of the biggest issues facing oakland, and it's a main issue in the race for mayor. but politics became personal this weekend when someone robbed oakland's vice mayor jean quan. and she is not the only candidate who has been the victim of a crime on the streets of oakland recently. nbc bay area's monty francis is in oakland with more on that. monty? >> reporter: you might remember that another candidate for mayor, don per rad doe was carjacked in oakland while jean quan was walking into a safeway store last night when she was
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robbed. as jean quan walked into this safeway on fruitvale avenue at about 9:30 saturday night, she says a man came up behind her and grabbed her purse. >> i'm embarrassed because i did all the things they tell people not to do. i tried to hold on to my purse and tried to go after him. we tell people to never do that. >> reporter: quan says she struggled to hold on the her bag, but the thief jumped in a car and sped away. police later recovered the purse, but her wallet was gone, along with $50 in cash. >> it's all over the news. i feel bad for the city's reputation and how this might look. >> reporter: quan says it's the first time during her 30 years in oakland something like this has happened to her. one of her opponents in the race for mayor, don perata has also been a victim of crime in oakland streets. he was carjacked at gunpoint in oakland. while not at race for mayor, ignacio de lafuente had his home burglarized for the second time this month. with crime a major issue as to
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who will lead oakland for mayor, violent crime is actually down 16% from the same time last year. but quan says property crimes are trending up, and she says it's because of the troubled economy. >> unemployment in oakland is pretty high, particularly among young african-americans between 20 and 30. and that's who took my purse last night. >> reporter: and quan says the crime problem here can only be solved once the jobs problem is solved. now she was able to give a partial license plate number to police. she also says the surveillance cameras at safeway captured the whole thing on video. so she is confident the thief will be caught. so far there is no word on arrest. monty francis, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, monty. in daniel, police arrested a man tonight after they say they found pipe bombs inside his house. the bomb squad responded to amigo road that is close to the diablo exit off 680. kimberly terry explains why
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neighbors were already suspicious of that home. >> reporter: police say they were called to that danville neighborhood after reports of an argument. when they arrived officers found out the fight involved 36-year-old eric dennis who they say had three pipe bombs and bomb-making materials in the house. >> i was surprised. that house definitely sticks out for the neighborhood. but for that -- the bomb squad definitely threw us. >> the house that was involved folks have been living here for a long time. and parents had passed away some time ago, and the children are living there. >> reporter: neighbors say police have been called to that house before, but never for anything as serious as bombs. >> it's a nice quiet neighborhood. kind of a surprise for us all. scary surprise. >> this neighborhood is full of children there is a school across the street. and yeah, that's definitely not want what you want to find in your neighborhood or anywhere. >> reporter: the walnut creek bomb squad was called in to
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detonate the pipe bombs and safely get rid of the material. neighbors say they were asked to stay in the become of their homes during detonation but weren't asked to leave. many neighbors did not want to go on camera, but did tell us they have been suspicious of the home for years, seeing people come and go at all times of the night. several residents call it, quote, the problem house in the neighbors and say they have called police themselves asking something be done about it. we did knock at the door of the home where police say pipe bombs were found. the people inside did not want to comment. police arrested eric and booked him where he is being held on $650,000 bond. he is being charged with possession of a destructive device and possession of materials to make such a destructive dive device. cutting down on gang enforcement to balance the budget. that's the new plan from san jose police. a department known for having an elite gang task force. the san jose gang task force is
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the latest victim of the $118 million budget gap. the union is made up of 21 officers and sloyrtd responsible for more than a thousand gang-related arrests each year. mayor chuck reed said all public employees were asked to take a 10% pay cut to avoid cuts like these and police refused. today the police officer's association called on the mayor to restore the gang task force. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. >> it's simply that we have taken what was dedicated holy, solely, 100% to gang units, to gang activity suppression and moved them over to another unit where they will continue to do that along with some other things. >> the police chief added this is the ninth straight year of budget cuts. a bit of a concert was held today for the victims of the san bruno explosion. ♪
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>> the concert and festival at cappuccino high school in san bruno was actually the brainchild of a san bruno student. 15-year-old carina walsh organized the entire thing with the help of their family and a lot of friends. >> it was just kind of scary to know that i drove right by the descend about ten minutes before it happened. i was down in pacifica for a couple of hours because all the routes were blocked to get home. when i got home, this is so horrible. i'm getting phone calls from people who aren't in their houses, they can't be in their houses and people who don't have houses. and i wanted to do something to help. >> the concert was free and people were asked to pay to participate in a variety of events such as the dunk tank. funds raised will go to local rotary and lions clubs which are supposed to distribute the money to the most needy fire victims. this week an east bay judge will decide whether to move a high-profile murder case out of the bay area. defense lawyer says they won't be able to find an impartial
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jury because of relentless negative news coverage. the former leader of your black muslim bakery is accused of ordering the investigative journalist killing. bailey was working on a story about the bakery's finances when he was shot and killed. hundreds of farm workers and san jose firefighters fanned out across the south bay today. they had two goals. the first was to convince latino voters to vote for jerry brown in the governor's race. back in 1975 brown marched with labor leader caesar chavez and helped the united farm workers pass a crucial law that granted them the right to organize among other things. vfw leader says they want to remind voters of brown's history and what is at stake in november. the second goal was to garner more support for firefighter funding. dozens of san jose firefighters were laid off this summer because of the city's budget gap and firefighters' refusal to take a pay cut. always wanted to be in the carpool lane on 680 over the
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grade? your opportunity is here, but it's for a price. i stand before you today only one-third free. >> one family reunited while two others hold out hope. new information about the berkeley graduate just freed and her health. and gimmick or genius? the result of a school program that pays children to bring home the a's. and you might be surprised. and we have just a little bit of are inout there, about a tenth of an inch in some places. about a quarter incht. s helena. i'll have your forecast coming up in a bit. get any phone free only at verizon
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starting tomorrow sunol drivers on 680 will have the option of hopping into the carpool lane if they're willing to pay for the privilege. an express lane will be open on 680 for about 14 mielgs between pleasanton and milpitas. drivers must have fastrak to use the lane and the toll will vary depending on the traffic. the toll will range from 30 cents to $6. carpools and some hybrids will still be able to use the lane for free, but be sure you hide your fastrak transponder so you don't get charged. it will hope 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. monday through friday replacing the current carpool schedule. two men are recovering from stab wounds tonight after a house party in walnut creek turned vital violent. the party was being held on mayhew way. a fight broke out around 2:30 this morning. officers found one man stabbed in the chest and another in the back. the two victims were rushed to the hospital, and police detained several people at the party, but so far no arrests.
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that uc berkeley graduate freed from iran this week characterized her arrest as a huge misunderstanding. sarah shourd told the media in new york that she and shane bauer and josh fattal had no idea they were hiking on the border and did nothing to justify their arrest. her friend and fiance remain jaedirn an i charged with being american spice. shourd says she won't feel fully free until they are released as well. >> i stand before you one-third free that was the last thing josh said to me before i walked through the prison doors. josh and shane felt one-third free at this moment, and so did i. >> the mothers of the two men still behind bars travelled to new york to bring attention to their case there is still no trial date 13 months after their arrest. >> when i knew that sarah was definitely released, it was a very bittersweet moment for me. i mean, the cold hard truth is shane and josh are still in
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prison. and we want them home. >> shourd did not deviate from her scripted statement and did not take any questions. it's still unclear about her medical condition. her mother had said she could be suffering from breast cancer and the beginning stages of cervical cancer, but a doctor in oman reportedly gave her a clean bill of health. every child liked being rewarded with a treat, but what about incentives for good grades, and what if it wasn't candy but actually cold, hard cash? that was the premise of a stanford study. and as rory devine found out, it had some surprising results. >> i think it's a great idea because i like money. >> i would -- i would get my own mansion. and i would get a flat screen tv. >> reporter: the idea of money as a motivator seem aid peeling to these student, though the study itself was conducted in a poor rural community in ohio. >> to the extent that every community has some unmotivated kids, there would be some
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applicability. >> reporter: by phone, the study's author says the pay for performance program work likes this. students in third through sixth grades could earn from $15 up to $100 depending on how well they did on state tests. the findings? math scores jumped quite a bit, with students improving almost half a grade level. they were improvements in other subjects, but not statistically significant. >> it doesn't work over the long run. it will provide a short spike in achievement and level back off again. >> reporter: the school's principal who did research on incentives as a graduate student says to increase student achievement long-term students must be motivated intrinsically. >> i don't really need to get paid to do good on my tests. >> i think i should do well because i want to do well. >> it's like bribing people. >> reporter: yes, they're given stars and certificates, but the principal says the rewards are used to support the intrinsic message -- they can do it. >> i would really regardless do my best because i would try to get the test right.
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>> reporter: just goes to show you, money can't buy everything. >> sometimes the money doesn't have to matter. sometimes it matters about your life and stuff. >> smart little boy. that was rory devine reporting. over the years it cost about the same amount of money it costs to hire a teacher for a year. right now we have craig herrera checking out the weather. man, was it gloomy today. >> only a little bit of rain. we got a tenth or so for sonoma, santa rosa sack, mill valley about a tenth. gloomy, right? tomorrow more sunshine for you though. we've got more of it in the seven-day. those are the rainfall totals today. we knew it wasn't going to be a lot, but expecting more for the north bay hills. a quarter inch, every little bit helps. a lot of that has moved out. we do have the fog starting to come back in tonight. so 58 right now in san francisco. you've got some 60s over to livermore. hayward down through san jose, already dropping into the mid
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50s for the north end of the bay. so tomorrow morning we will have the fog blowing back inland. temperatures are going to come up during the afternoon. in fact, inland spots will warm up a good eight to ten degrees from what we were today. the wind right now out of the west and southwest about 7 to 14 miles per hour. of course, those stronger winds are always right through the trivalley area and into the delta. fairfield about 14 miles per hour with the wind. this is the fog and cloud cover through 12:00 tomorrow morning, and then as we go through say 7:00, getting ready to head out on your commuter back to school, you've got plenty of cloud cover and fog right through the golden gate over to livermore, down the sunol grade. you'll have some in the north end of the bay as well. by 10:00 a.m. most that of is hugging the coast. and by 1:00 we're starting to see clearing. the sea breeze will get stronger as we go to tuesday and wednesday. tuesday and wednesday will be the two coolest days this week. we're going to warm up on monday. we'll drop down on tuesday and wednesday. and as we go through the end of the week, we warm back up again.
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it's one of those that is fall for us. this time of year we get through two or three days of really warm weather, and we drop down and go back up. that's what is going to happen here. the rain has now moved off into the dakotas. in its wake a ridge of high pressure. that's going to give us warmer conditions for one day there is the cooling for tuesday and wednesday. so tomorrow, again, those inland spots, about 10 degrees warmer towards livermore. same for san jose and at the beaches still sitting with the mid-60s like today. 59 in san francisco. watch what happened right at the beaches with the fog just off the coast. the city was mid-60s. we've got some 80s once we get into san ramon, livermore and concord. about 84 through san jose. upper 70s to lower 80s for the north end of the bay. again, the numbers are a little warmer than they were today. we go through the seven-day forecast, and you'll notice we talk about it being warmer tomorrow. we drop in numbers a little bit as we go through tuesday and wednesday. and then just in time for fall as we start it, we start to warm back up again. so thursday, friday, saturday,
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and sunday, you like that? some mid and upper 80s in the warmer spots friday and saturday of next weekend. >> that's what september is supposed to look like. >> there we go. >> thank goodness. thanks a lot. >> you got it. sharing too much could cost you. next, the five facebook posts that can make you a perfect victim for thieves. we'll show you. hello, everybody. i'm raj mathai along raiders star, silver and black attire. >> i had to represent today. >> the raiders with a very good omemour t.il nins in some turmo. we'll see you in a few minutes.
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. nseaave to live wi minur. o we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
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doesn't cover my kid's pediatrician. which is not cool. she was so fantastic. she had this sock puppet that she would use to explain exactly what she was doing
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and why she was doing it. i just wish there was someone to explain to me how i'm going to find another doctor like that. [ male announcer ] we know a good doctor is hard to find. we have some of the largest networks in california so you can choose one that's right for you. blue shield. so you can choose one that's right for you. facebook suffered quite a backlash this spring when it decided to switch everyone's profile to public. remember that? many people were outraged at the breach of privacy. but it seems many facebook users are violating their own privacy. a new survey shows 60% of social networkers post their birthday on their profile. many post when the children have a birthday as well. and 11% post their mother's maiden name. all three of course can attract identity thieves. the survey also found 21% posted their address. their address, really? and 18% posted travel plans. expert says that is practically
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an invitation for thieves. it may only be september, but there is plenty of reason why's you may want to start checking out holiday airfares right now. that's mainly because of the new add-on fees, including the one for peak travel days. travel experts say there will be plenty of peak travel days between thanksgiving and new year's so, you can expect to pay more than last year. experts suggest early october is the latest you're going to find the holidays. weinly around the holidays. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] jerry brown's good old days.
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but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office
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and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth. let's go! we got a 1-2-0 in progress. what's a 1-2-0? another airline is charging up to $120 roundtrip for two bags. [ imitating siren ] pull over! looks like we got a runner. pull over! we know you've been charging for bags! we can't stop every plane. we're gonna stop this one. you can fly, but you can't hide. ♪ [ ding ] . hundreds of people packed into oakland's wood minister amphitheater today for the first of four free concerts. the sundays in the redwood series started in 2005. that year proceeds went to hurricane katrina victims. but the response was so
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positive, the city's office of parks and rec decided to make it a tradition. today's concert featured world music. next sunday oakland's symphony will play with my favorite symphony director michael morgan. he is the only symphony director i know. they're at the team hotel right now, the 49ers in turmoil getting ready for monday night football. also, the raiders make a change at quarterback. what does it mean for next week? raiders star nnamdi asomugha is in studio with us. and the giants' grand performance. good night.
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and now oob viewpoint, a response to an nbc bay area editorial. >> i'm suzanne shaw, nbc bay area editorial director. we criticized state legislators last week for failing to pass a ban on plastic grocery bags. one viewer said we made the point perfectly about the need for such a ban. i wish i knew of a meaningful and effective way to help get such a ban approved in california. and dan hit the jackpot. despite widespread support, he
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said one powerful interest group killed this common sense bill. once again, cities will need to take the lead to solve a state-wide problem. but the industry group save the plastic bag coalition says paper bags produce up to 3.3% times more greenhouse gases that plastic bags. banning plastic bags in california would increase greenhouse emissions. read the comments in their entirety. go to nbc editorials.com. hawaii hi, this is jim harbaugh, and you're watching "sports sunday" with raj.
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hulk, everybody, welcome to sports sunday. this is the late edition. we're coming from our nbc bay area studios. i'm raj mathai i long side nnamdi asomugha, dressed in his silver and black. >> sunday best i knew we were winning today, soy wore this to the game. i've been wearing it all day. >> how many years have we been doing this now? >> four. >> our fourth season, and we believe this is the first time you're in the studio after a win. >> we're going to have to check that. i do think this is the first victory and i come in studio. >> just the fact we are to check it. congratulations. how do you feel? you come in usually banged up, but a win cures all. just the normal bumps and bruises? >> yeah, exactly. you're always banged up whether you won or loss. o

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